Conservation and improvement of Berkhamsted, Northchurch and the surrounding countryside

Berkhamsted is changing. The changes will affect you.

If you want to know what is going on in your area and have a say in its future JOIN US

You will be joining an organisation which takes an active part in the conservation and improvement of Berkhamsted, Northchurch and the surrounding countryside.

The Association is currently:

  • leading the way in stimulating interest in our historic built environment.
  • encouraging good practice and design in new building.
  • promoting leisure use of the countryside while advocating its protection.
  • working with local authorities and other groups to:
    • improve leisure facilities
    • promote the conservation area
    • implement town improvements
    • support improvements of the canal and its features

The Association inspects planning applications – commenting and objecting as appropriate.

The Berkhamsted Citizens Association will keep you in the picture with:

  • three newsletters per year
  • ad hoc meetings on matters of public concern

The Association also organises:

  • meetings with guest speakers
  • rambles
  • a local Environment Award
  • occasional social gatherings

The Association has representation on:

The Association is affiliated (i.e. by subscription) to

To encourage the use of our local rights-of-way, the BCA produces a detailed footpath map of the area. This map extends to Whipsnade and Ivinghoe, Markyate and Chesham and is available through local booksellers and outdoor shops.